For the last ten years, Mandi Pierson LISW-S has personally counseled hundreds of individuals suffering from addiction and trauma. She specializes in serving vulnerable populations that suffer from complex trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. Her decade of experience has led her to become one of Central Ohio’s leading experts on trauma; her seasoned clinical perspective is regularly requested for presentations and expert counsel. Ms. Pierson has shared her experience with a wide range of audiences, teaching them to identify victims of trauma, best practices in counseling victims of trauma, and creating trauma-informed work places. She also works as a consultant, provides LISW supervision, and has served as a Community Lecturer at the Ohio State University’s College of Social Work. She has headed up family programming at an addiction treatment agency, counseling women, children and families. Currently, Mandi works at Mount Carmel Crime and Trauma Assistance Program in Columbus where she is able to provide trauma-specific treatment at no cost to the clients.